How To Write A Pantomime

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There are thousands of pantomimes staged throughout the world every year, most of them in Britain. Most groups, whether they be amateur drama societies, schools, Women's Institutes or Village Hall committees are constantly on the lookout for something fresh and original. This is often a matter of economics, as professional pantomimes can be costly in terms of performing rights, let alone the cost of scripts. This book is aimed at those people who take part in this increasingly popular hobby, and at the writer who...

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Overview

There are thousands of pantomimes staged throughout the world every year, most of them in Britain. Most groups, whether they be amateur drama societies, schools, Women's Institutes or Village Hall committees are constantly on the lookout for something fresh and original. This is often a matter of economics, as professional pantomimes can be costly in terms of performing rights, let alone the cost of scripts. This book is aimed at those people who take part in this increasingly popular hobby, and at the writer who wishes to write a pantomime, either for a local group, or, indeed, for mass publication.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781906125127
  • Publisher: Accent Press
  • Publication date: 12/3/2007
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 Introducing pantomime 1

2 Defining your market 8

3 Learning the conventions 18

4 Choosing and developing a plot 33

5 Developing the characters 49

6 Putting in the magic and music 61

7 Putting in the comedy 73

8 Planning and synopsis 82

9 Writing scene by scene 97

10 Finishing off 108

Glossary 118

Further Reading 120

Useful addresses 121

Index 123

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